Assessing for Family of Dysfunction Origin

In order to better understand clients’ destructive behaviors, distorted cognitions, or shame-based, negative affect, clinicians understand the importance of putting clients’ “symptoms” and struggles in a historical context. Learn three important trauma informed questions that will help to safely shed light on clients’ family-of-origin experiences.  

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Intellectualizations vs. Emotional Connection

Learn why many clients present trauma-based experiences with emotional detachment and the importance of not pathologizing this in treatment.

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Exploring the Healing Gifts of Nature’s Garden

There is a strong body of research confirming that direct contact with nature increases mental health and psychological and spiritual development. 

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Why you Should Integrate Spirituality into Psychotherapy

Many clients are afraid to openly process their anger towards God, a loss of faith, or disconnection from their childhood religious practices.

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Guilt vs. Shame: The Fundamental Differences

Understand the difference between guilt and shame.

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Announcing a New Location for The Ferentz Institute

We are excited to announce the relocation of The Ferentz Institute beginning this Fall semester!

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Unconditional Positive Regard & Pets for Clients With Trauma

Pets can bring an amazing reparative experience to clients who've endured trauma.

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Why Mental Health Awareness Month is So Crucial

When we focus on a person’s mental health, we look at the ways in which it impacts their thoughts, emotions, moods, ability to relate to others, efficacy at work and school, and their behavioral choices.

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An Important Metaphor for Therapy

As I walked my dog in the neighborhood, I was struck by the rebirth of foliage that was either starting to reveal its budding flowers or was already showing off its brilliant yellow and pink blossoms.

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In Loving Memory of My Father

My father was an incredibly loving, compassionate, and caring man.

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